The Two Ways Jesus Gets Me Through My Hardest Days

The Two Ways Jesus Gets Me Through My Hardest Days

Earlier today, I received a text from a friend who asked how I and my family were faring right now. I responded simply with, “Surviving well.” Thankfully, my friend and his family are surviving well also. How about you? Are you surviving well? As I write this, it’s...
Yes, Jesus IS the Answer

Yes, Jesus IS the Answer

Racism has been a part of the human story for thousands of years. The Bible itself contains the history of tribal wars in Abraham’s day, the rise of empericalism and slavery and on into the New Testament when the question of whether the Messiah came to save the...
The Story That Never Ever Gets Old

The Story That Never Ever Gets Old

When Paul wrote his first letter to the church in Corinth, he had a lot of issues with which to confront them, such as their sectarian division, their sensationalism, and their compromise with the culture of their city. But he started with good news and the intention...
We Are One Day Closer to Jesus Coming Back

We Are One Day Closer to Jesus Coming Back

Just as the cross and the resurrection are essential to our Christian faith, so is the promise of Jesus’ return. He’s coming back! And today, we’re one day closer to that apocalyptic event than we were yesterday. When it comes to the prophecies that...
By This Gospel You Are Saved

By This Gospel You Are Saved

When you are stranded, rescue is the word you want to hear. When you are trapped, freedom is the word you want to hear. And when you are dead in sin, spiritually lost, cut off from any eternal hope and separated from God, gospel is the word you want to hear. The...
Hope When Your Heart Is Troubled

Hope When Your Heart Is Troubled

Jesus’ disciples were quite familiar with sailing on troubled seas. Several of them had been career fishermen and all of them were in the boat that night Jesus was sleeping below deck during a storm, waking up only to calm it with a word. On the very last night...
When You Can’t Carry It All

When You Can’t Carry It All

I’m a pastor, a husband, and a dad. When the world around me is in crisis, I feel deeply within me the burden of caring for both flock and family – to protect and provide for everyone. And I can’t. You can’t either. That’s exactly why...
Jesus is Building His Church

Jesus is Building His Church

The church shouldn’t be here. I just doesn’t work. At least not in terms of how movements generally go. Organizations led by highly qualified people grow, but not those run by misfits. Not those started by charismatic leaders who left early on in the...
Jesus Started a Church for Misfits

Jesus Started a Church for Misfits

If I were going to start an organization that would fix all of the world’s biggest problems, I’d need to hire the best and brightest. I’d look for people of character, for sure, but I’d also look for people with the right blend of education and...
This Is How We Know What Love Is

This Is How We Know What Love Is

Remember the song by Foreigner, I Want to Know What Love Is? If you grew up in the 80’s, or just have an appreciation for timeless classics, the chorus just started in your head and you know the next line… and I want you to show me! I think perhaps the...

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